Today Square Enix livestreamed the latest Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Letter from the Producer Live from Tokyo, and it included a metric ton of information on the upcoming patches 3.3 and 3.35, on top of a surprise, brought by Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino.
Incidentally Hino-san is a hardcore Final Fantasy XIV player. He plays a paladin and apparently is a proficient tank.
First of all, we learn the official name of patch 3.3, Revenge of the Horde, and we get to see the official logo (you can find it at the top of this post).
The patch will include new main scenario quests and new side quests. It will mark the culmination of the Dragonsong War.
New beast tribe quests will be added involving Moogles and dragons.
The new side story quests will include a chain focused on Anima weapons and the return of Hildibrand.
Two new dungeons will be added: Sohr Khai and Hullbreaker Island (Hard) Below you can see a trailer showcasing them both.
Two new trials will be added, but their names will be revealed at a later date.
A new alliance-size raid will be implemented, The Weeping City of Mhach. Below you can see a trailer showcasing its environments and teasing the boss.
The patch will also include The Aquapolis, a dungeon that will appear randomly when using timeworn dragonskin maps.
The quasi-Rogue-Like “Deep Dungeon,” The Palace of the Dead that was announced at PAX East, has been confirmed for patch 3.5.
A new map for the Frontlines PvP feature will be implemented: it’s named Field of Glory and it features Shatter mode.
New content will come for housing as well, with additional plots of land, an overhaul of the prices for the land itself, and new flower vases.
The update will also include new gear for crafters, a recommended gear feature, a menu featire to save different UI layouts, and a raid finder.
During the second half of the broadcast, Hino-san announced the surprise that I mentioned at the beginning of the post: A big slew of crossover content coming to Final Fantasy XIV, themed after Level-5’s Yo-kai Watch series. It’ll include a special weapon for each class, a flying mount, the watch itself, and thirteen Yo-kai Watch minions.
The minions will be easy to acquire, but the weapons will be much more challenging to earn. The crossover event will come to the game in the summer, and below you can see two videos featuring all the content and a gallery of screenshots and artwork.
Since crossover events work best when they work both ways, Yo-Kai Watch 3 will include two new yokai inspired by Final Fantasy XIV: Chocobonyan and Mooglinyan.
Last, but not least, Hino-san celebrated the birthday of Final Fantasy XIV Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida with an unique gift: a “Yoshi-P Medal.”